Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorFarshadfar, Omid
dc.contributor.authorO’Reilly, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorDarwin, David
dc.identifier.citationFarshadfar, O., O’Reilly, M., and Darwin, D., “Corrosion Performance of Plain and Epoxy-Coated MMFX Bars,” SL Report 18-4a, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., Lawrence, KS, October 2018, 78 pp.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe corrosion resistance of coated ASTM A1035 Type CL (2% Cr) and CM (4% Cr) steel bars produced by MMFX Technologies were evaluated in both cracked and uncracked concrete as well as in the rapid macrocell test. Coated bars were evaluated after simulating damage typical to that which would occur during normal handling and placement at a construction site. Bars were compared to the performance of epoxy-coated (ASTM A775) reinforcement from previous studies, and a life-cycle cost analysis over a 75-year design life was performed.

Both epoxy-coated bars tested (2% and 4% chromium) exhibited reduced disbondment of the coating at the end of testing compared to conventional epoxy-coated reinforcement. The 4% chromium coated bars also exhibited significantly lower corrosion rates relative to conventional epoxy-coated reinforcement, with corrosion rates between 15 and 30% of that of conventional ECR. Coated bars with 2% chromium performed comparably or slightly better than conventional epoxy-coated reinforcement (depending on the test method), but the differences were not statistically significant. The life-cycle cost analysis found that epoxy-coated MMFX with 4% chromium was the most cost-effective reinforcement of the bars in this study.
dc.description.sponsorshipMMFX Technologies, Inc.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSL Report;18-4a
dc.subjectReinforcing steelen_US
dc.titleCorrosion Performance of Epoxy-Coated MMFX Barsen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
kusw.kuauthorDarwin, David
kusw.kuauthorO'Reilly, Matthew
kusw.kudepartmentCivil, Environmental & Architectural Engineeringen_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record